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Mrs. Nettie Mae Digby

Mrs. Nettie Mae Digby, age 84, of Covington passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. She was born February 7, 1930 in Porterdale to Archie and Minnie Ivey McCullough who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Digby worked at home until her children were grown and then she worked for C.R. Bard for 2 years and Stanley Tool for 14 years. She was Methodist by faith and a member of Gaither's United Methodist Church. Mrs. Digby loved her family very much; she was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

July 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Deacon Thornton Fears, Sr.

Thornton Fears, Sr. was born August 12, 1943 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie (Mattie) Fears, Sr. He was educated in the Rockdale County School System and graduated from J.P. Carr High School in 1962.

July 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Harriette Pitner Key

When the first season of Harriette Pitner Key's active life was completed on July 10, 2014, she ran expectantly into the open arms of Jesus. Harriette will be greatly missed on earth, as she has been greatly loved for all 72 years of her life. It is easy to think of her having fun in heaven. Her spontaneous laughter, her ability and willingness to get the job done, and her genuine interest and investment in others made those who knew her feel comfortable and glad to be a part of her temporal life and to look forward to one ...

July 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Martin Williamson

Martin Williamson, age 58 of Oxford, passed away July 13, 2014. A native of Macon, Martin graduated from Monroe Academy in Forsyth where he played both football and basketball. He had been employed by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. since 1979. Martin was an avid golfer, and he loved fishing on Lake Oconee. He enjoyed his friends and was always willing to help anyone at any time. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and son who always put his family and friends before himself.

July 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Stephen P. Strickland

Stephen P. Strickland, born Dec. 21, 1943 to Madeline Collins Strickland and Pierce D. Strickland, died July 12, 2014.

July 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deacon Thornton Fears, Sr.

Homegoing Service

July 14, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Reda Franklin

Reda Franklin, age 81, of Decatur, passed away July 11, 2014. Mrs. Franklin, a charter member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, was a member of the Faithful Sunday School Class, and always supported her son in the ministry. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Franklin.

July 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. John Douglas Fairburn

John Douglas Fairburn of Greensboro, Georgia, born January 24, 1939 went home to be with his Lord And Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the age of 75. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Mildred Dreyer Fairburn and John Douglas Montegue Fairburn, who preceded him in death along with his older sister, Dorothy Fairburn Roberts. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janice Jones Fairburn and sister, Lynne Gabriel (Dennis), six nephews and two nieces. John graduated from Grady High in Atlanta in 1956 and attended the Citadel from 1956-1957. He graduated from Ohio ...

July 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Scharley McCart

Mrs. Scharley McCart, age 70, of Rutledge passed away July 11, 2014 at Clearview Medical Center in Monroe. She was born July 8, 1944 in Talladega, Alabama and grew up in the Talladega and Oxford, Alabama area. Mrs. McCart was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, a kind gentle person who loved working in her yard and spending time with her family. She was supportive, caring, fun person who will be missed by her family who loved her deeply. Mrs. McCart was preceded in death by her husband, F. Harold "Mac" McCart her son, Charles McCart her ...

July 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ronald Wayne McFarlin

Homegoing Service

July 12, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Charles Henry Carr Jr.

Homegoing Services

July 12, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Ms. Lula Ruth Thomas

Homegoing Celebration

July 12, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Adrian Ricardo Brooks

Celebration of Life

July 12, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Evelyn Lequeator Gunnells Mask

Evelyn Lequeator Gunnells Mask passed away Wednesday, July 9 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers' Disease. Evelyn was born on December 25, 1935 to Frank, Sr. and Gussie (Grant) Gunnells in Newton County, Georgia, the youngest of six children.

July 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jack David Haralson

Jack David Haralson, age 57 of Monroe, died on July 4, 2014. He was born in Monticello on February 28, 1957 to the late Jack Reeves Haralson and Mary Shirley Skelton King.

July 08, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mr. Allen Baxley Mallett, Sr.

Allen Baxley Mallett, Sr., age 89, of Covington, passed away May 9, 2014. A decorated WWII veteran, he was a survivor of The Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Mr. Baxley was an insurance executive with 25 years of service to Aetna Casualty and later started his own successful insurance agency in Stuart, Florida. Retiring to Covington, he became involved with the Newton Medical Center Auxiliary, Newton County Elections Board, Newton County Tax Adjustment Division and Disabled American Veterans. He was an avid boater and enjoyed gardening and traveling. Mr. Mallett was preceded ...

May 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Thomas W. Turner

Thomas W. Turner, of Oxford, passed away May 11, 2014, at the age of 76. Mr. Turner loved fishing and time he spent on his beloved Oneida Lake. He retired after 38 years of service with Welch Allyn and will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to many. Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Russell and Madeline (Grewe) Turner.

May 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia Jones

Mrs. Patricia Jones, age 67, of Covington passed away May 10, 2014. She was born March 7, 1947 in Sioux City, Iowa and was raised with her four siblings, three of which survive her, by their loving parents Richard and Carol Stevens who has preceded her in death. Mrs. Jones loved decorating, shopping, especially at Wal-Mart, reading, working on puzzles, and loved spending time with her family. She recently started working on her family genealogy with her sister, a hobby she truly enjoyed. Mrs. Jones was of the Methodist faith and a member of Red Oak United Methodist Church. She ...

May 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Tanya Darr Offord

Tanya Darr Offord, affectionately known as "Tam," was born on Sept. 8, 1961, to Alfreda Small Smith and Warren Lathan Sr. Raised by grandparents Edward Small Sr. and Thelma Small, she accepted Christ at the early age of 13 and was baptized at St. Paul AME Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

May 08, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Elizabeth "Meat" Reed

Homegoing Celebration

May 08, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Catherine D. Adams

Catherine D. Adams, 89, of Covington, passed away May 4. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington, for 58 years, where she faithfully attended the Joy Bearers Sunday School class. In addition, Mrs. Adams was a member of the local American Legion Post 32. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends, and cooking for her family. Mrs. Adams loved her family dearly, and will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Herman Adams; daughter, Kaye Phillips; sisters, Doris Savage, Elise Jeffries; and her brothers, Osborne ...

May 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Steven L. Russell

Steven L. Russell of Conyers passed away May 3 at Rockdale Medical Center. He was 65 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. Russell, a graduate of Georgia State University, enjoyed watching comedies, and loved his western movies. He arranged and composed music and was part of a traveling orchestra. He will be remembered as loving son, father, grandfather and brother. Mr. Russell was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Lemah (Tipton) Russell; and brother, Eugene W. Russell.

May 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Shirley White

Shirley Ruth White, 72, of Covington, passed away Saturday, May 3. Mrs. White was born in Covington to the late James and Shirley Maxwell Hayes.

May 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Buddy Barnes, Jr.

Wayne Clifton "Buddy" Barnes, Jr., age 52, of Loganville, died on May 2. He was born in Warner Robbins on September 26, 1961, to Gloria Motes Barnes and Wayne Clifton Barnes, Sr. He was preceded in death by his brother, the late Lance Barnes.

May 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. William L. Dobbs

Dr. William L. Dobbs, a lifelong resident of Covington, passed away May 4, at the age of 88. Dr. Dobbs was born in Blount County, Alabama, August 20, 1925, and moved to Covington in 1932.

May 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothea McKeon

Mrs. John J. "Dorothea" McKeon, age 89, of Covington formerly of Tucson, Arizona passed away April 26, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. She was born in Queens, New York to the late William and Dorothea Bryant. Mrs. McKeon was a Registered Nurse and worked as an Oncology Nurse for University Hospital in Tucson for many years. While in Tucson Mrs. McKeon was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She loved history and to travel. Mrs. McKeon enjoyed traveling up and down the east coast visiting many historic sites with her family. She was of the Episcopal ...

May 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Oscar Stapp

Oscar Alvin Stapp, 70, of Mitchell, died on April 30. He was born in Stephens County on June 7, 1943, to the late Myrtle Kell Stapp and the late Henry Vincent Stapp.

May 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rachel Garner Thomas

Rachel Garner Thomas of Covington, formerly of East Point, passed away April 30, 2014 at the age of 92. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in East Point. She had a very sweet spirit and will be remembered as a great caretaker of her family. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, C.E. Thomas; parents, James T. and Popie (Cook) Garner; and son-in-law, Robert Astin.

May 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Reverend Johnny Hutchinson

Homegoing Celebration

May 01, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Wesley Pullin

Wesley Pullin of Covington, passed away April 27, 2014, at the age of 82. Mr. Pullin enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with his family. He was loved, and will be missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Mathis; and his parents, David Gibb and Mattie Mae (Kirk) Pullin.

April 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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